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Managing Outcomes Rubrics

Rubrics can be added to Units, Workspaces, Programs, Courses, Educational Experiences, Sections, Portfolio Templates, and Artifact Templates from the Features menu of the particular context.

After a Rubric has been added, a 360º View Report of the Rubric becomes available by clicking the 360º View icon. This report is formatted for printing and contains the Rubric grid, the Rubric properties and all associated Goals Portfolio Templates, and Artifact Templates.

The Template for Rubrics is not available in Template Builder and cannot be edited.

How to Add a Rubric

To add a Rubric:

  1. Navigate to the Unit, Workspace, Program, Course, or Educational Experience to add the Rubric.
  2. From the Plan/Measure/Improve Panel, under Curriculum, select Rubrics.

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  3. Click Add Rubric.
  4. Type a Rubric Name and optionally, a Description.
  5. Select the Public check box to allow all users to view the Rubric. Marking the Rubric as public will allow others to view what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable levels of performance for each component’s outcome.
  6. Select Show Points. Rubric Outcomes are Numeric. if you want to assign a point value to each rubric box.
  7. Complete the Rubric.

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    Item corresponding to the image above  Edit Rubric Criteria and Indicators.

    Optionally, you can add or remove rows of Criteria and Indicator columns.

    Item corresponding to the image above  Arrange Rubric Criteria and Indicators.

    Item corresponding to the image above  Type the achievement descriptions for each Criteria and corresponding Indicator.

    Item corresponding to the image above  Type the Points value.

  8. Click Submit.

How to Copy a Rubric

Existing Rubrics can be copied from the Rubrics list page. A Rubric that is copied is automatically named using the original rubric’s name supplemented with a number in parenthesis, for example Rubric Name (1). The first copy has (1) added to the end of the name, the second copy has a (2), and so on. A copy of a copy is automatically named using the copied rubric’s name supplemented with a second number in parenthesis, for example Rubric Name (1)(1), and so on. Rubric names may be changed by modifying the properties of the map.

To copy a Rubric:

  1. Navigate to the Rubric you want to copy and access the contextual menu.

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  2. Select Copy.The copied Rubric appears below the original one.

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Modifying a Rubric

The properties of a Rubric can be modified. Access any Rubric's contextual menu and select Edit.

Rubric properties also appear in the 360º View Report and include:

  • Name: This is a required field and must be filled out.
  • Description: The description appears on the Rubric list page and can help other users identify a specific map.
  • Public: Curriculum Maps that are public are available to all users in the system. Maps that are not public only appear to users who are members of the Program that owns the map.
  • Key Words: Adding relevant keys words enhances the Outcomes Assessment searching capabilities so that users can find a rubric based on common search criteria.
  • Status: Select the status of a Rubric from the drop-down list. Selections include Draft, Inactive, and Active.
  • Point of Contact: Add a name or other information such as an email address so users may contact the author or owner of the Curriculum Map.
  • Date Created: This attribute is populated by the system.
  • Date Last Modified: This attribute is populated by the system.
  • Show Points: Selecting this check box makes the Rubric numeric and displays a point scale text box.

The Rubric can be modified by adding and removing columns and rows from the grid.

Use the text box located at the intersection of each row and column to add descriptions and explanations of the criteria and indicators. All information entered here appears on the 360º View Report for that Rubric.

Viewing Existing Rubrics

After a Rubric has been created within a context, other context level users can view it, if the Rubric has been made public and the viewer is a member of that context.

On the Rubrics page, expand the view of listed Rubrics by clicking Show Descendents to view all Rubrics in all sub-contexts of the given Unit including Workspaces.

The expanded list includes all Rubrics that are public as well as all Rubrics that the user has access to by being a member of that Unit and all Sub-Units and related contexts.

The expanded view of Rubrics displays the context that created or owns each Rubric. This informs viewers of the level in which each Rubric exists. Clicking on the owner of the Rubric brings the user to that context.